December 14, 2010 / 1:14 AM / 8 years ago

"Black Swan" star Kunis joining MacFarlane comedy

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg, in theaters with a pair of awards-season contenders, are in negotiations to join the cast of “Ted,” a comedy feature from “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane.

The Universal movie centers on a man who as young boy made a Christmas wish that his Teddy Bear would come to life and be his best friend forever. Twenty-five years later, the bear is still at his side, but has now evolved into a cursing, smoking, delinquent (voiced by MacFarlane) that is preventing the man from maturing.

Wahlberg would play the grown man, and Kunis his girlfriend. She wants their relationship to move to the next level and finally has enough of him living with his best friend Ted. She turns to her cad of a boss (Adam Scott) for comfort.

Wahlberg is in theaters with the boxing drama “The Fighter,” and Kunis with the ballerina melodrama “Black Swan.” She voices “Family Guy” daughter Meg Griffin on MacFarlane’s hit cartoon series. Scott has a recurring role on NBC’s “Parks & Recreation.”

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